Collaborative Robots

China and the US set to drive cobot sales

China and the US set to drive cobot sales

Market research company Interact Analysis has released a new report on the collaborative robot market. The report reviews what turned out to be a difficult 2019 and a tumultuous 2020 but gives reason for optimism for the sector from now up to 2028, with significant growth predicted. As is the case with many industries, Covid-19 […]

By January 20, 2021 Read More →

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Robot predicts how partner will behave

Robot predicts how partner will behave

Columbia engineers have created a robot that learns to visually predict how its partner robot will behave, displaying a glimmer of empathy. This “Robot Theory of Mind” could help robots get along with other robots—and humans—more intuitively. The study, conducted at Columbia Engineering’s Creative Machines Lab led by Mechanical Engineering Professor Hod Lipson, is part […]

By January 15, 2021 Read More →

Recent News

Universal Robots launches vast online knowledge bank

Universal Robots launches vast online knowledge bank

Universal Robots (UR) has established a free online knowledge bank to ensure more organisations can maximise the potential of their collaborative robots (cobots). The content, containing on-demand webinars and articles created throughout 2020, means organisations can now automate processes more efficiently, effectively and with minimal investment. The library of webinars and articles covers subjects from […]

By January 12, 2021 Read More →
Brain signals control two advanced prosthetic arms

Brain signals control two advanced prosthetic arms

For more than 30 years — following an accident in his teens — Robert “Buz” Chmielewski has been a quadriplegic with minimal movement and feeling in his hands and fingers. But last month he was able to manipulate two prosthetic arms with his brain and feed himself dessert. Buz’s accomplishment marks a big step toward […]

By January 12, 2021 Read More →
Eplan launches Partner Network

Eplan launches Partner Network

The new partner network that EPLAN founded towards the end of 2020 pools the worldwide expertise of its cooperation partners to increase the benefits for customers. The EPLAN Partner Network (EPN) defines common binding goals for boosting integration along the value chain. Users profit from this increase in continuity and integration, particularly in the areas […]

By January 12, 2021 Read More →
Improved handling and control using less energy

Improved handling and control using less energy

Increased automation, adapting to new labour-saving manufacturing practices and the consequences of Covid-19 is accelerating the demand for effective robotic solutions. This is especially the case in industries where logistics are key such as food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics where there is increased urgency to improve efficiencies by automating the packing and stacking of individual products. […]

By January 11, 2021 Read More →
Brillopak meats industry challenges with UnipPAKer

Brillopak meats industry challenges with UnipPAKer

Brillopak is launching its award-winning UniPAKer robotic crate packer into the meat, fish and poultry sector following design enhancements that make the system both affordable and efficient in tray-sealed meat applications. The development of a new generation end-effector that offers increased suction and control when handling trays and skin packs coupled with a new dual-pick […]

By January 8, 2021 Read More →